Dr. Rose KAGGWA, President of the Scientific and Technical Council

Africa is a continent with one of the highest rates of population growth, with a doubling urban population and urbanized areas every 10 to 15 years and with greatly increasing water stress in these expanding areas. Paradoxically, one-third of the population lacks access to safe drinking water and two-thirds do not have sustainable sanitation services.

 These situations require water and sanitation service providers to be more efficient, and for the water and sanitation community as a whole, to mobilise to ensure that the African water and sanitation sector will meet the sustainable development goal (SDG 6) which aims to “ensure access to water and sanitation for all by 2030”.


 The Scientific and Technical Council (STC), the AfWA think tank brings together executives, directors, engineers, researchers Dr. Rose and technicians of the water and sanitation executives, directors, engineers and technicians of the water and sanitation service providers who regularly meet to identify the main challenges in the African water sector in order to propose sound solutions to address them.


Every two years, the various committees of the AfWA STC, identify and structure the current sounded themes that guide their debate, benchmarking and capacity building activities leading up to the next Congress. With this trend, we can assure the global and specifically the African water communities that the theme of the 20th AfWA Congress to be held on February 24 - 27, 2020 in Kampala, Uganda, is particularly relevant to the water and sanitation sector in Africa.


We are hereby inviting you all to make and submit your paper proposals in accordance with our theme and the various sub-themes.

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